Travis Hamonic: Defence
Regular Season: 69 GP, 7 G, 12 A, 19 Pts, 33 PIM, +21, -1.4 CFRel%
Playoffs: 5 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts, 2 PIM
MarkParkinson14= (A) How many times do you have to have your face broken before you get respect? Travis Hamonic was the ultimate team player in 2018-19 as he sacrificed his body (face) on multiple occasions this season to help the team and defend his teammates. Points wise Hamonic had his best season since 2015-16 and set a new career high in blocked shots with 167. Hamonic’s name is appearing in trade rumours, which to me seems ludicrous. He’s the type of player you build around and after this past season I don’t what else he’d have to show to prove he’s a guy that will do what it takes to protect his players.
Madeline Campbell = (A-) Not a bad season for Hamonic, if I do say so myself! He wasn’t always the most noticeable player on the ice, but for me, that’s kind of a good thing. If you’re noticeable as a defenseman (and you’re not contributing to the offense), it means there’s a good chance you’re making a mistake. And I didn’t really get that from Hamonic. He was steady, I think, and I really enjoyed getting to see the chemistry he was able to build with Noah Hanifin, as the two brought a nice bit of depth and stability to the defense corps. I don’t really have any complaints about Hamonic’s season—he came in and did his job, and there’s not much more I could have asked of him.
MGMacGillivray = (A) I think the simplest way to put things is that Hamonic simply did what the Flames needed him to do this year, and did it quite well. After an early-season jaw injury, Hamonic really stepped up and helped form a solid second pairing with Noah Hanifin. I think the Flames should really be looking at getting him extended when they can, as he really fits his role well on the team and shouldn’t break the bank. He also set a career high in goals this year with 7, good on him!